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Dear Sexy Single Mommy,
I am a divorced single mom and I have been dating my current boyfriend for about a year and half. He and my 8-year-old son have a great relationship. My ex husband is still involved in my son’s life but because we now live in another state, they don’t see each other often but speak on the phone regularly. My boyfriend is almost a daily fixture in my son’s life and acts like a father figure to him. Do you think it’s okay if my son calls him Dad?
As a single mom, myself, I think that this is a very touchy subject. Although I think that it is terrific that you have found a man who is willing to be a part of your son’s life, I don’t think that it is appropriate for your son to call him, “Dad,” especially when you aren’t married to this man. I also think that since his father is still a part of his life, he already has a “dad.” Your son should continue to call your boyfriend by his first name and if you two decide to get married, then and only then, should your son call him dad.
The Sexy Single Mommy
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